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    Partitions on external hard drive.

    I am not sure how many partitions and what sizes to setup on my 650Gb external. For now I have setup 540Gb for the Wii format, but am not sure what to do with the rest.

    Should I have 3 drives, WBFS, FAT (or FAT32?), NTFS. What sizes should the FAT and/or NTFS partitions be? Is there a size restriction on how big the FAT partition can be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jryan1776 View Post
    I am not sure how many partitions and what sizes to setup on my 650Gb external. For now I have setup 540Gb for the Wii format, but am not sure what to do with the rest.

    Should I have 3 drives, WBFS, FAT (or FAT32?), NTFS. What sizes should the FAT and/or NTFS partitions be? Is there a size restriction on how big the FAT partition can be?

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    Thanks, but I don't have any problems formatting or setting up . I just wanted to know if there were any rules of thumb for the partition sizes and formats. For instance if I made the whole drive WBFS, I wouldn't be able to add HB to it. Also I was wondering if I do make another partition, would 50GB be too large to be recognizable using FAT (or should I use FAT32). Also is there benefit to have a 3rd NTFS partition.

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